Cameron Diaz has come under fire for suggesting that smoking isn’t bad for you. Talking about her new book The Body Book on the Chelsea Lately show, the actress said: “I think one cigarette every once in a while is not going to kill you.”
The Charlie’s Angel star used to smoke 20 a day before her parents said she needed to stop in order to set good example – don’t think her mum will be too impressed with her latest comment.
Spokesperson for charity Action on Smoking and Health, Deborah Arnott, slammed Cameron’s controversial view, saying: “Cameron Diaz is deluding herself. One cigarette might not kill you, but before you know it you’re smoking five a day and that’s all that’s needed to give you cancer.”
However, while the 41-year-old is a bit blasé about smoking, she claims to be strict on the type of foods that she puts into her body. She said: “What I’ve learned is that just ’cause you can chew it and swallow it and poop it out doesn’t mean it’s food.”